Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

President Mary Sue Coleman shares a laugh with Harley Etienne, assistant professor of urban and regional planning, before speaking at the annual Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday. Watch a slideshow of images from the event, and watch videos of highlights from Coleman's speech as well as the full address. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)

Coleman measures plans, progress toward 'university of tomorrow'
The historic launch next month of the university's boldest-ever capital campaign, and the celebration of its bicentennial in 2017 will both draw on U-M's strengths and past achievements, while focusing on the Michigan of tomorrow. These were among the key messages of President Mary Sue Coleman's annual Leadership Breakfast address Tuesday.

U-M to lead major effort to solidify research on religion and health
With an $8 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, a U-M researcher and four colleagues plan to provide some structure to the study of the relationship between religion, spirituality and health, with goals to better pinpoint the relationship and to influence future research practice on the subject.

University offering depression screenings Thursday
Depression affects approximately one in 10 adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thursday is National Depression Screening Day. In support, several U-M programs are offering faculty, staff and students free online and in-person confidential mental health screenings for depression.

UMHS offers Affordable Care Act enrollment help, and participation in most plans
For Michiganders seeking health insurance for themselves, their families or the employees of their small business under the Affordable Care Act, the U-M Health System stands ready to offer expert assistance and access to advanced UMHS care through most of the available plans.

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Close to the heart
As a child protection specialist for the United Nations Children's Fund in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, Ford School alumna Tannistha Datta works on issues of child labor, child marriage, human trafficking, and sexual abuse, among others, and her work is close to her heart. She says she is grateful for the chance to help improve the lives of children who "are often the most neglected and forgotten — the 'invisible' children who have slipped through the cracks of the legal, justice, and social protection systems."